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Accountability a factor for long-term resolutions

Many people begin the new-year with a certain goal to accomplish to make their future successful. According to First Gov.gov, the most popular resolution is loosing weight and the fifth most popular is getting fit.

Gym membership often increases in January because of these resolutions. However the driving force and good feeling they start with often does not always last as long as they expect.

?People come in to train and to loose weight,? Cindi Pigott, a professional trainer at Thrive Physical Therapy said. ?The average person will loose about 20 pounds during their training. But most importantly they learn how to stay fit in the future when the motivation is not there.?

Many campus students participate in a sport to stay in shape while doing something they love at the some time.

?During last summer Matt Brouwer [?06] and I were work out partners,? Matt Karahadian, ?06, said. ?I really lost motivation, but since he always asked to go it made me want to go and work hard.?

Often people rely on friends, trainers or teammates to push them harder when they do not feel motivated to stay in shape.

?I am motivated to stay in shape because I see others around me in shape and we can work out together,? Jen Vanden Hoek said. ?I also am able to pull through a hard time by keeping in mind the reason for running and what I will accomplish.?

The will power to look forward rather than focus on short-term pleasures helps one develop discipline for the future.

?Many people come in to train and gain motivation,? Pigott said. ?We give them a plan, tell them the results, and they get excited about the outcome.?

A goal can also help people gain motivation and achieve success.

?I can?t explain the amazing feeling I get after a season of pushing hard and achieving my goal,? Larry Orender, girls? volleyball coach, said. ?Visualizing the game and the satisfaction of my goal is what pulls me through.?

For more information go online at www.firstgov.gov/citizen/topic/new_years_resolutions.html.

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